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Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history. During World War I, the terrifying sounds of the nearby front could be heard from inside the French capital; Germany's "Paris Gun" and enemy aviators routinely bombarded the city. And yet in its darkest hour, the City of Light blazed more brightly than ever. Its taxis shuttled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 9780062221407 006222140X
OCLC Number: 872700705
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Two men in silk pajamas --
An ice cream war --
Poetry and pity --
Jean --
Chocolate soldiers --
Taxi! --
The taste of transitoriness --
Has anybody seen Archie? --
The photograph --
Strangers in paradise --
Meeting at plane corner --
Master of war --
Why a war? --
Archie agonistes --
The call to arms --
They knew --
But we think you ought to go --
The war to end wars inc. --
G'day, Digger! --
Die fräulein --
The scholar --
On the secret shelf --
Archie under arms --
Dressed to kill --
Misery hill --
Bedside manner --
The way to kiss a Mary --
The cure for cockroach --
Blighty --
Dancing between the flames --
I love a parade! --
Every night something awful --
The Sammies --
Things that go bump in the night --
The beds in the west --
Machines --
The Zouave's trousers --
The stars and stripes forever --
The city of darkness.
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A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history.From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I  Read more...

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"A lively Parisian narrative. ... Engaging." -- New York Times Book Review "Well-researched and entertaining. ... The content is compelling and the writing vivid. ... Baxter's anecdotes and Read more...

 
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